Leap Year Cowl by Amy Gunderson

Leap Year Cowl

by Amy Gunderson
Knitting
February 2020
yarn held together
Bulky (7 wpi) ?
13 stitches and 15.5 rows = 4 inches
in Eyelet Columns
US 11 - 8.0 mm
110 yards (101 m)
One
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Every four years, we’re given the amazing gift of an extra day! For those born February 29th of a leap year, it’s finally a chance to celebrate. For the rest of us, the possibilities of how to spend our time are endless. But as knitters - might I suggest - what better use of time than to knit an extra project?!

The Leap Year Cowl is knit in bulky weight, and has exactly 29 rows. You can start and finish it on February 29th (or any day you choose), and consider your bonus time well spent. There is sufficient yarn to make this cowl a bit taller than shown and written in this pattern. So if you find yourself with even a little extra time on this special day, know that this is an option!

Finished Measurements
23” circumference x 7” depth

Materials
Madelinetosh Home (100% superwash merino wool; 100g/110 yds)
• Jaded Dreams – 1 skein
Needles: US Size 11 (8 mm) 16” circular or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch marker

Gauge
13 sts x 15.5 rounds = 4” in Eyelet Columns pattern, after blocking